Faith! (Day 4)

“By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible” (Heb. 11:2)

“In the beginning, God……” (Gen. 1:1). We simply assume that God exists.  We take it by faith.

“But without faith it is impossible to please God….” (Heb. 11:6)

“Faith is the medium of exchange in the kingdom of heaven. On earth it may be your credit card but in the kingdom of heaven it is faith”

Faith is not limited.  The whole chapter of Hebrews 11 is there to show us the unlimited resources we have through our faith.  By faith..Abel.  By faith..Enoch.  By faith…By faith…By faith.

“Your spiritual life is no greater than your faith. God does for us, God does through us, what we believe God for.”

“Dwight L. Moody was a great man of God – a great man of faith.  But he said ‘In his younger ministry, I used to pray and ask God for faith.  I used to beg God for faith. And frankly, I was weak in faith.  Then I discovered Romans 10:27, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.”  I stopped praying and asking God for faith, and I began to saturate myself with the word of God, and I found faith welling up in my life.”

Do you want a strong faith????????????   Saturate yourself with the Word of God.!!!!

“It is not great faith that you need.  It is faith in a great God, in order to see who Jesus Christ is.”

The beautiful Chapter of Faith:  Hebrews 11.  It reeks with strength and the faith that each of those mentioned there is so strong. Yet, we read in verse 39, “And these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised.”

They will, of course.  In time.  But we.  We are living on this side of the Cross.  We have the Word of God in our homes.

We can come to the first word now in Hebrews 12:1.  “Therefore”.

God has shown us the faith that so many had and how it brought them to where they were.  Now.  It is time for us to pick up the mantle and carry on deepening our own faith so that we can continue on and so it begins with the beautiful word:  Therefore.

God is still on the throne.  God is still wanting each of us to be like an Abraham or Sarah, or Noah, or,  or,  or.

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of wtnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us and let us run with endurane the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Heb. 12:1

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